Today: (funding bodies through) libraries buy journal subscriptions to support the peer-review service and allow their patrons to read articles.
Tomorrow: funding bodies and libraries contribute to the consortium, which pays centrally for the peer-review service. Articles are free to read for everyone.
28/01/2013, Taiwan joins SCOAP3
The Physics Research Promotion Center of Taiwan has expressed its interest in joining the SCOAP3 consortium, representing the contribution of Taiwan.
With this new participation, the SCOAP3 partnership now includes several hundreds libraries in 31 countries. Collectively, these partners have pledged 85% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope of 10 million Euros/year. A network of National Contact Points is now supporting these libraries and consortia in calculating expected reductions in their current subscription contracts which will contribute to financing SCOAP3, which will be reconciled with calculations of publishers of subscription journals to be converted to Open Access under the SCOAP3 model.
SCOAP3 is looking forward to enlarge this opportunities to other partners in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
04/12/2012, South Africa joins SCOAP3
The South African Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) has become the most recent partner to join SCOAP3, pledging financial support to this innovative Open Access operation, representing the contribution of South Africa.
The participation of SANLiC is important for the long-term success of this initiative, further expanding its global reach. The SCOAP3 partnership now counts hundreds of partners in 30 countries. Collectively, these partners have pledged 84% of the SCOAP3 budget envelope of 10 million Euros/year.
SCOAP3 is looking forward to establish further partnerships in the Americas, Europe and Asia as it goest through its next key passage: evaluating, in synergy with publishers of journals currently sold as part of licensing arrangements, the financial reductions in subscription costs allowing its participating partners to contribute to the initiative.